Ford Motor Company recently announced that the 2017 Ford F Series Super Duty will have the most horsepower and torque among diesel engines, the most torque among gasoline engines and the highest towing and payload capacities in a variety of classes. Most importantly, with the F-450 included in the Class 3 trucks, along with the likes of the F-350, the Ram 3500 and the Silverado 3500HD, the F-450 leads that group in pretty much every possible statistic.
To be specific, the 2017 Ford F-450 will offer the best towing capacity in the segment with a maximum gooseneck ability of 32,500 pounds – beating the Ram 3500 by more than a thousand pounds. It pulls all of that weight with a new 6.7L PowerStroke diesel which delivers 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful engine in the segment.
That powerful new engine will also help the 2017 F-250 and F-350 lead their class with a conventional towing capacity of 18,000 lbs.
While we don’t know all of the figures for the 2017 Ford Super Duty, we know that the F-450 will beat any 1-ton truck in power, towing and hauling while the F-250 and F-350 will lead in various categories in their respective class.
For our Question of the Week, we want to know if best-of claims like these lead you to buy a new truck? Are you more likely to buy a new Ford Super Duty based on the fact that they are literally the strongest trucks in the consumer grade ranks?